Christmas and Holiday Decorating Ideas

How to Make a Front Porch Christmas Tree

Create a country-style look on the front porch this holiday season with some indoor/outdoor materials — and a few gifts from Mother Earth.

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Materials Needed:

  • one live or artificial Christmas tree and tree stand
  • large basket (inside dimensions must be larger than the Christmas tree stand)
  • 6-8 large stones or bricks
  • one roll of burlap garland (available at arts and crafts stores)
  • two packages of plastic indoor/outdoor ornaments
  • 48 small twigs
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • one package of wire ornament hooks

Choose Basket

Choose a basket that is wide enough to completely surround the Christmas tree stand. It should be at least 10 inches high, but not too much higher than the bottom branches of the tree.

Remove Lid

If it's a lidded basket, remove the lid with a wire cutter.

Position Tree

Place the Christmas tree and stand in the basket. Once it's in position, cover the stand with several large stones or bricks to ensure that it doesn't ever topple over.

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